A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary. (noun)
Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine. (noun)
A ligature or tie for grouping notes. (noun)
To tie; to confine by any ligature. (verb)
To cohere or stick together in a mass. (verb)
To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction. (verb)
To exert a binding or restraining influence. (verb)
To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc. (verb)
To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind. (verb)
To couple. (verb)
To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie. (verb)
To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant. (verb)
To place under legal obligation to serve. (verb)
To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment. (verb)
To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something. (verb)
To cover, as with a bandage. (verb)
To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action. (verb)
To put together in a cover, as of books. (verb)
To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location. (verb)
Examples of word bind
The issue where they might be able to pass some legislation that would really put the Republicans in a bind is the middle class tax cuts.
The only way out of that bind is to assert that the economy was being under utilized during the 80's and therefore the deficits filled the consumption gap without crowding out investment.
New Jersey: "N.J. program offers 'rescue team' for homeowners in bind"
There are, however, a few differences, not least the fact that at least one reason why the government was lying and now finds itself in a bind is because of their anxiety to join the euro as soon as possible.
The DI has been in a bind from the moment this case started.